My New York City Bucket List

So, I’ll be living in NYC this summer and I decided I can’t live in one of the greatest cities in the world without creating a comprehensive list of everything I want to do (outside of my class and future internship, of course.)

1. Get good deals to see as many Broadway shows as time allows.

2. Wait at the stagedoor of said Broadway shows (it was so fun to do it at If/Then in March!)

3. Explore Central Park and many other cute parks

4. Wake up super early to attend one of Today/ GMA’s summer concert series (my friend and I already have plans!)

5. Exploring what “random” daily events, festivals and activities are happening around the city

6. Visit my favorite store, Topshop, of course (either location will suffice)

7. Find time to visit the different Manhattan neighborhoods

8. Go to a farmers market!

9. Shopping excursions (both for trendy pieces at retail and discount prices)

10. Go to the cupcake ATM because who doesn’t love cupcakes?

11. Try something new! ( In terms of an activity, food, fashion trend, place to visit, etc)

I’m looking forward to exploring such an amazing city like a true New Yorker. Bring on summer, I’m ready! xx

The fabulous Met Ball ensembles!

Well, you may know that I’m like obsessed with fashion, so what could be more exciting than the Met Ball red carpet?

CEMoSmXUIAEB_54 Lizzy Caplan looks like a grecian goddess in her Donna Karen Atelier gown, and has a flawless updo and dangly earrings to complete the look.

CEMkhk8UsAIkEJH Anne Hathaway is dazzling in gold, in a gown very fitting of the “China: Through the Looking Glass” theme of the event. And love the hood with her slicked-back hair!

CEMeYEcUsAAFV05 And there’s super-suave TFIOS actor Ansel Elgort, who looks dapper in his Tom Ford tux with slicked-back hair.

CEMibGNUIAALvoF Zac Posen instagrammed this shot of him and his date Katie Holmes. LOOK AT THAT GOWN. IT IS FABULOUS. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

CEMeNeIUUAA6KMl  Emma-Roberts-600x900 Emma Roberts also instagrammed this shot in the car ride to the gala, and she looks flawless: from her gown (color and shape!), jewels, hair and her clutch: head-to-toe perfection.

CEMmyCpUMAA-C_E Jennifer Lawrence looks fab in her sleek gown with a floral crop top: bringing an edginess to the Met Ball. Also, love the high bun to finish off the look.

CEMpA0oUgAATJvW Love Alicia Keys’ tutu-esque tulle skirt with the crop top and matching blazer. Love it! Fabulous! I want that skirt!!!

CEMpciVWoAA4pvU What red carpet is complete without Sarah Jessica Parker? SJP looks amazing in her haute couture dress that epitomizes the event theme. And who else could rock a headpiece like Carrie Bradshaw?

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.55.33 PM  CEMrQORWEAEJ_yP “Gigi” Broadway star  Vanessa Hudgens looks ah-mazing in her red, bedazzled tea-length gown and the black, sparkly bird cage mask!!! LOVE! Definitely a best-dressed contender.

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.25.19 PM Anna Wintour, who could even critique her?

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.34.45 PM Tory Burch looks gorge in a simple floral gown, love the shoulder straps!

CEMtMlwVIAA4xyS Dianna Agron is bringing a simplistic elegance to the carpet, but wow, it’s stunning.

CEMtDcGUEAAept1 Selena Gomez in her sleek Vera Wang gown looks fab, and love the headpiece!

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.36.08 PM Georgia May Jagger looks totally edgy, but fashion-forward! Love the print, belt, sleeve length and flounce, and the hairpiece!

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.36.36 PM  Allison-Williams-600x900 Allison Williams: flawless as usual.

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.34.18 PM OH MY GOSH, Kerry Washington looks ah-mazing. Obsessed with the Barbie-pink Cinderella gown, and love the back straps with the bow!!!

CEMtptyWMAAIV3D.jpg-large Hailey Baldwin looks ahmazing in Topshop! I want her dress!

CEMxzFhUMAEqk7c Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks gorgeous in her skintight, nude and sparkly gown. Very couture.

CEMxiJUVEAAW9QO Love Dakota Johnson’s sparkly Chanel dress with her wavy bob!

CEMzsqOUgAE-cKL.jpg-large And then Hollywood it-couple, George and Amal, who stuns in a red John Galliano ball gown. Gorge. Hair, dress; everything is perfection.

What were your favorite fashion moments from the biggest fashion event of the year?

My Favorite Things (Pinterest Edition)

Pinterest is easily one of my favorite social media sites. I love pinning fashion ensembles, beauty tips, crafts, hairstyles, jewelry, shoes, and much more. So, read on for a list of my all-time favorite pins.

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 2.53.31 PM  I’d love to wear this to class this fall. #perfect #preppy

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 2.54.31 PM Gorgeous! The gold peplum and the necklace–love.

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.03.08 PM Summery and preppy = one of my fave summer looks.

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.03.17 PM Love. Can I wear this to the Kentucky Derby? #prep

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.05.44 PMLOVE. Lilly dress looks perfect with the hat and necklace.

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.10.22 PM Valentino heels, my new fave shoe obsession. #perfection

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.12.15 PM Her hair accessory! Love it.

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.16.50 PMTwo words: GLITTER MONOGRAM. #yesplease

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.17.37 PM Custom Topshop dress? Uh, yes.

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.18.27 PM Marchesa. Gorge. Can I go to the Oscars in this?

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.21.13 PM Or this Marchesa one? #redcarpet

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 3.19.24 PM I’m obsessing over this headband. Very grecian. Love.

Those aren’t all of my pins, but these are what I love the most. Very preppy, very stylish, very me.

My Personal Style

As a follow-up to my last post, I thought I’d discuss what it is I actually like (as opposed to current trends).


In my small suburb AND my Southern university it is evident that I’m a preppy girl. Lilly Pulitzer, Jack Rogers, Vineyard Vines, monograms galore, pearls: all staples in my wardrobe. But, I’m also a huge Topshop fan, or as I refer to it as the ‘trendy’ side my style.


Here’s the preppy version of me. (Such a Lilly girl.)

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And my trendy self. (These are from Topshop.)

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Some days I feel like being the prep I am, and others I want to feel like I’m sashaying down a catwalk (a girl can dream, right?)

The point being: it’s okay to be both. It just shows how there’s many layers to my personality, as reflected in my style: girly girl preppy and hip or trend-setting fashionista; they’re both my taste.


My Top Summer Trends

I love fashion. It’s a huge interest of mine (just look at my Pinterest page; it’s evident). So, today, I’ll be discussing the top trends (this time, for summer) from my favorite sites and brands.


One of my new favorite stores is Topshop, the originally UK brand is taking over stateside (you may have seen stores inside participating Nordstroms.)

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I LOVE this pleated midi skirt. It’s so summery and it’ll look GORGEOUS with an adorable crop top. The perfect summer staple. It’s perfect for a picnic in the park, your summer internship, anything: it’s summer perfection.

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This crop top is so cute. I love this pattern. Nothing says Summer 14 like a crop top, especially in one as cute as this. I say, pair your cute crop top with that midi or maxi skirt in your closet. The skirt will make your summer ensemble flowy and whimsy, while the crop top is tight and well, cropped; the perfect juxtaposition.

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Rompers have been in for a while. But this one screams summer. And I love it. The color really pops and the fabric is crisp. The crispness and the popping color creates the perfect summer outfit.

As I go to university in the South, I’ve become infused with the Southern trends, from Jack Rogers, pearls and Lilly Pulitizer. So, this list cannot be complete with out some Lilly dresses.

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This traditional Lilly dress is cute in its own right, however, this summery print is perfect for summer events. I’d love to wear this out and about this summer. It’d be perfect for different events in Summer 14, from hanging out to Friday at that summer internship. Don’t you agree?

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This bright dress is so different from the traditional Lilly dress, which is why I love it.

One of the things about me: I love fashion and what’s trendy, but I hate looking the exact same as everyone else. So, yes, I’m a Lilly girl, but I prefer the prints that aren’t traditionally chosen or Lilly staples.Because that makes fashion to me: taking what’s trendy and putting YOUR spin on it.

Because, after all, you’re the one wearing it.